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Jose L . Ibarrola, CD, MS, DDS

Associate Professor


School of Dentistry
Faculty - Dentistry
SOD - School of Dentistry - 327S

Jose L . Ibarrola, CD, MS, DDS

Associate Professor

Dr. Jose L. Ibarrola joined Creighton University School of Dentistry Department of Endodontics in 1991, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He received his CD at Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in Mexico, his DDS at Creighton University and his MS in Endodontics at Marquette University. In 1992, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists which is distinguished group of endodontists who have demonstrated exceptional knowledge and skill, dedication to continued professional growth, and a commitment to providing the highest quality of patient care. He is an active member in numerous dental organizations such as the American and Nebraska Dental Association, the American and Nebraska Association of Endodontics and American Association of Dental Educators. He has also co-authored numerous publications as well.

Teaching Interests

  • Certificate in Endodontics Marquette University 1984

Research Focus

tooth fractures, canal disinfection




Associate Professor


  • Evidence Based Endodontics Journal
    Root canal disinfection comparing conventional irrigation vs phton induced photoacoustic streaming (PIPS) using a 0.5% sodium hypochlorite solution. Jaramillo DE., Aguilar E., Arias A., Oridinola-Zapata R., Aprecio RM., and Ibarrola JL 2016
  • Journal of endodontics
    Hansen, Jason R., Beeson, Thomas J., Ibarrola, Jose L. Case Series: Tooth Retention 5 Years after Irretrievable Separation of LightSpeedLSX Instruments
    39, p. 1467-1470 2013
  • Journal of endodontics
    Ibarrola, J. L., Biggs, S. G., Beeson, T. J. Repair of a large furcation perforation: a four-year follow-up
    34, p. 617-619 2008
  • Journal of endodontics
    Biggs, S. G., Knowles, K. I., Ibarrola, J. L., Pashley, D. H. An in vitro assessment of the sealing ability of resilon/epiphany using fluid filtration
    32, p. 759-761 2006
  • Journal of endodontics
    Knowles, K. I., Hammond, N. B., Biggs, S. G., Ibarrola, J. L. Incidence of instrument separation using LightSpeed rotary instruments
    32, p. 14-16 2006
  • Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
    Evaluation of three methods of obturation using the Obtura II system. Ibarrola JL., Reynolds RK., Hermsen MS., Howard JH and Knowles KI
    32 (1), p. 126-8 2002
  • J Endod
    Ibarrola JL., Chapman BL., Howard JH., Knowles KI and Ludlow MO Effect of preflaring on Root ZX apex locators
    25 (9), p. 625-6 1999
  • J Endod
    Knowles KI., Ibarrola JL., Ludlow MO., Anderson JR and Newcomb BE Rubber Latex Allergy and the endodontic patient
    24 (11), p. 760-1 1998
  • J Dent Educ
    Knowles KI., Ibarrola JL and Ludlow MO The dental operating microscope as an education aid
    62 (6), p. 429-31 1998
  • J Endod
    Ibarrola JL, Knowles KI., Ludlow MO and McKinley IB Jr. Factors affecting the negotiability of second mesiobuccal canals in maxillary molars
    23 (4), p. 236-8 1997
  • International Endodontic Journal
    Assessing apical deformation and transportation following the use of Lightspeed root canal instruments. Knowles KI.,Ibarrola JL., Christiansen RK
    (29) 3, p. 113-7 1996
  • J Endod
    Retrievability of Thermafil plastic cores using organic solvents. Ibarrola JL., Knowles KI and Ludlow MO
    19 (8), p. 417-8 1993
  • J Endod
    Osseous Reactions to three hemostatic agents Ibarrola JL., Bjorenson J.E., Austin B.P. and Gerstein H.
    11 (2), p. 75-83 1985


  • Smoking is a Risk Factor for Endodontic Involvement and Endodontic Failure. Nunn M.E. Beeson T.J. Hermsen K.P. Ibarrola J.L. Kaye E.K. Inaba A. 2015 2015
  • American Association of Endodontists. Washinghton D.C. May 2014. Judge Table Clinic Presentations 2014
  • University of Nebraska Post Graduate Endodontic Program. Summer 2014. Endodontic Surgery Overview 2014
  • Endodontic Surgery Overview University of Nebraska Post Graduate Endodontic Program 2014
  • Creighton University C.E. Omaha, NE. Rotary vs Reciprocal endodontic instrumentation. Fall Assembly 2014 2014
  • " Deviations from normal root canal anatomy" presented at 2013 Creighton University Fall Dental Assembly 2013
  • University of Nebraska Post Graduate Endodontic Program. Summer 2013 . Endodontic Surgery Overview 2013
  • "Modifications in access cavity preparations" presented at Creighton University Fall Dental Assembly: September 2011 2011
  • Creighton University C.E. Omaha Nebraska. Diagnosis and treatment of longitudinal fractures. 2011 2011


  • Omnicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU)
    Elected to Faculty Membership, Honor Dental Society